Portal 2 revealed as cover of next Game Informer [Update]

Friday, 5th March 2010 17:43 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Portal 21

Update: Valve’s just formally announced it on Steam, saying the game’s releasing “coming holiday season”.

Original Story: Portal 2 is now official: it’s the cover star of the next issue of Game Informer.

We’re making a note here: huge success

The sequel to the Valve puzzler has been hinted at all this week, from
mysterious updates for the original
to ARG games which have revealed the sequel’s first art.

No concrete details were given on what the game will be like, although the cover hints at a return to an Aperture Science lab, which has been taken a turn for the worst since the first game.

It’s possible the first trailer could be shown at GDC next week when Valve boss Gabe Newell gets his pioneer award.

No date yet for it – nor confirmation of platforms – but if we had to guess, expect it on PC, 360 and PS3 like the original.



  1. Patrick Garratt


    #1 5 years ago
  2. DarkElfa

    ditto Pat

    #2 5 years ago
  3. AHA-Lambda

    OMFG!!! I knew it was coming and I still creamed myself

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Mr Tom

    The sequel is not a lie etc etc.


    #4 5 years ago
  5. Pysk

    Jungle setting, what?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen


    #6 5 years ago
  7. ryn.x

    Awesome-sauce of the highest quality.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Bloody awesome.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    Now this is some exciting news.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    Dr.Ghettoblaster said: Bloody awesome.

    What are you a euro now :D …Bloody awesome :P

    #10 5 years ago
  11. dirigiblebill

    This has me torn. On the one hand I can’t think of a game less in need of a sequel. On the other, OMFG.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    Update. It’s out this holiday.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Syrok

    Easter? :)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. ryn.x

    St. Patrick’s day? That counts as a holiday right? Yes?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Hugely excited. One of the games of this generation.

    I’m making a note here, huge success.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Peter D


    Notice the underlined characters in the press release? Another valve puzzle?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Mike

    The underlined letters in the Steam news announcement are drattmannh0nee

    #17 5 years ago
  18. AHA-Lambda

    to anagram websites!!!

    #18 5 years ago
  19. The Hindle

    I called it people. Looks like we are getting this instead of Half Life 3 or Episode 3.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    Apparently it’s going to have co-op.


    #20 5 years ago
  21. The Hindle

    Where you hear that PT? Have the scans leaked already.

    Nevermind just read it.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Bulk Slash

    Loved the first one, bit tired of the cake jokes now, though. Hopefully there will be some new things that can become internet memes before being overused.

    I don’t know what they can do to make the gameplay as original and clever as the first. Maybe the co-op angle suggests the SP mode will have multiple characters you can switch between? Each character could have their own portal gun that can only create one portal, so you have to work in tandem to move through a level…

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Johnny Cullen

    Fling yourself.

    F-F-F-F-Fling yourself.

    AFADgasgfzsgsafDsksBksKSkdbJDdncl la\jfcOLCD

    #23 5 years ago
  24. MushroomStamp

    ummmm which holiday season? Memorial? Labor? 4th July? Fathers day?

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Blerk

    Good, good. I hope it’s more of a full game than a bite-size novelty this time around, though.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Freek

    Now that they have anounced this they have E3 to finally show people Episode 3. I mean what else would they do? They can’t keep on putting that game off.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Gekidami

    Then can if they’re making other stuff instead of it… Like Portal 2.

    #27 5 years ago

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